On "She Who: Frida, Mami & Me" ...
"Like Kahlo’s paintings, “She Who” conveyed vulnerability and power. It was a mighty and moving tribute to the artist who poured her heart out with paint." - LA Times
On "Agua Furiosa" ...
“This rich blend of intentions, along with Contra-Tiempo’s imaginative collaboration between music, song, sound, set, and costume, create a culturally inclusive theatrical medium representing a worldview that transcends boundaries of this post-post modern city of Los Angeles. The result is both personal and global.” - LA Dance Review
"CONTRA-TIEMPO's Agua Furiosa stirs up a maelstrom of issues" - Los Angeles Times
“a phantom rain seemed to fall over us all. A stage-crossing silhouette of one dancer walking on the backs of the others added an electrifying level change into the mix of images and physicality.” - Culture Spot LA
“Alvarez most wants the audience to take away is that we are all Caliban, in the sense of the “other.” - Emphasis Dance
“a unified whole that spoke deeply about issues related to colonialism, slavery, and environmental destruction...Agua Furiosa reminds us that we must honor human rights and, earth’s most precious resource, water" - LA Dance Review
On Other Works ...
“A passionately delivered performance communicates the often antagonistic relationships that exist among Latino immigrants to America, as well as the nature of the greater struggles that they face in the new country.” - The Worldly, LA, CA
“an edgy examination of ‘the complexity of resistance and struggle for Latinos in the United States’ and a joyous celebration of community” - San Francisco Bay Guardian
On The Company ...
“represents the kind of socially aware contemporary work that only a few dance artists such as Bill T. Jones reliably provide…in heart, mind and soul this is the real thing!” - Los Angeles Times
“more than a hip isolating dance ensemble…CONTRA-TIEMPO pushes boundaries” - The Washington Post
“Alvarez is a rising star of the dance world.” - Backstage, NYC
“…a fresh-faced, talented dance company from Los Angeles. Fantastic dancing abounds in this piece.” - nyctheatre.com
“Alvarez is a force to be reckoned with” - curtainup.com, NYC
“A joyous performance… comically explores the diversity of Salsa dancing, while also using the dance form to portray the thorny social and political issues facing Latinos in America today!” - BackStage, NYC
“an ensemble in which the women were as likely to lead as the men” - San Francisco Bay Guardian
“the new face of Los Angeles dance, the new voice as well…” - Los Angeles Times
“…un espectaculo que mas alla de ser solo danza expresa con sus movimientos la fuerza de la comunidad Latina en su lucha por vivir en un pais que no es el suyo. (a performance that goes beyond being just a dance, it expresses, with its movements, the strength of the Latino community in their struggle as they live in a country that is not their own.)” - La Opinion, LA, CA